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July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Senate Duo Introduces Student Data Privacy Bill

U.S. Senators Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced a bill Wednesday that would tighten restrictions on the use of student data.

July 29, 2014

House, Senate Split On Emergency Aid to Address Child Immigrants

House Republicans include far less funding in their aid package to address the surge of child immigrants at the border than Senate Democrats.

July 25, 2014

House Clears Three Bipartisan Higher Education Bills

The House passed three higher education bills this week as part of its piecemeal efforts to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, which the Senate is also trying to tackle.

July 24, 2014

Senate Education Aid Bill Inches Forward; House Budget Panel Issues Ed. Report

The Senate Appropriations Committee officially released its education spending proposal for fiscal year 2015, and the House Budget Committee unveiled a series of education policy proposals.

July 23, 2014

House, Senate Float Dueling Emergency-Funding Bills to Address Child Immigrants

Congress is set to take up vastly different aid proposals aimed at stemming the tide of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

July 23, 2014

Bipartisan House Bill Would Boost Community Schools

House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, of Maryland, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., introduced a bill Wednesday that would boost community schools that provide important wraparound services.

July 23, 2014

Troubled Path Forward for Education Spending Bill

It's unlikely Congress will pass a spending bill for fiscal year 2015 before the end of this fiscal year, despite lawmakers' insistence they would.

July 18, 2014

Friday Reading List: Walking Away From Common Core, NCLB Waivers

There was a ton of state activity this week, with implications for federal policy, most of it centered around ... you guessed it ... Common Core. For more, check out there good reads:

July 16, 2014

Off to the Races: House and Senate Campaigns with Strong Education Angles

As we move deeper into midterm election season, here's a preview of some potentially competitive House and Senate races with ramifications for education.

July 10, 2014

House Education Committee Clears Three Higher Ed. Bills

The Education and the Workforce Committee cleared three bills with bipartisan support Thursday in its opening bid to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

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